September 6, 2020

The Process of Creating an Artwork

Have you ever wondered how does an artwork get materialized from an idea to its final rendition?

Here's how it started

This painting entitled, 'Serenity' started with a simple line drawing. Watch this time lapse video of drawing process to see the beginning of how this painting was created.

Drawing process

Indu Varma- Serenity drawing

Colours Came Next

"Colour is a power which directly influences the soul." Wassily Kandinsky
Indu Varma - Serenity step 1

I wanted this painting to be a mix of figurative and abstract elements. Once the line drawing was done, I chose some calming colours - pale hues of blue, green and yellow. These were applied in layers. Gradually I added texture and added some abstract elements.

Indu Varma - Serenity step 2

Buddha radiates spirituality, beauty and well being for all. Hence, I added some brightness to his face with touches of yellow and gold as the final step. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. What does this communicate to you?

Indu Varma - Serenity Step 3
April 26, 2022

Putting Down Roots

Featuring artwork by Melanie Craig-Hansford, Helga Lobb, Fabiola Martinez, and Indu Varma.

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January 1, 2022

Highlights of 2021

Despite Covid-19 induced pandemic, the past year has been a good one in many respects. Having a studio, a space of my own to create art, exhibiting my work, people appreciating and buying my work have been some of the blessings of this year. Looking back on this year, it is clear that it was a fabulous year, a year in which I made progress on many fronts. I improved my skills in ceramics and painting. I created art non-stop because people loved what I was creating, particularly the art mugs and asked for them.

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